Ball State board approves paid leave plan

The Ball State University Board of Trustees has approved a plan to support employees who are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason.

Ball State report says unemployment to shoot up

A new report from Ball State University says social distancing will create a recession as layoffs across the country cause unemployment to rise over 10 percent nationally and in Indiana in the next 45 days. The report claims within 90 days, the recession will cause unemployment to rise to nearly 15 percent.

MutualBank acquisition lands shareholder approval

The previously-announced acquisition of Muncie-based MutualFirst Financial Inc. (Nasdaq: MFSF) by Northwest Bancshares Inc. (Nasdaq: NWBI) in Pennsylvania has cleared a key hurdle.

Ball State mourns passing of ‘Voice of the Cardinals’

The Muncie and Ball State University communities are mourning the loss of the longtime voice of Ball State Athletics.

New scholarship initiative at Ball State

Ball State University and the George and Frances Ball Foundation have teamed up to create an endowed scholarship program to help undergraduate students from Indiana with financial aid.

MutualBank hits record profit amid acquisition

Muncie-based MutualFirst Financial Inc. (Nasdaq: MFSF) is reporting record full-year net income of $23.8 million in 2019, up from $18.9 million the previous year.

Ball State University extends president’s contract, elects board members

The Ball State Board of Trustees has extended the contract of President Geoffrey Mearns through 2027 and elected new officers. Renae Conley will serve as chair, succeeding Trustee Rick Hall.